Re: Robot Rights

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Thu Jul 19 2001 - 15:36:20 MDT

Party of Citizens wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Jul 2001, John Clark wrote:
> re Searle's Chinese Room:
> > Yes, it does seem strange that consciousness is somehow hanging around
> > the room as a whole, even if slowed down by a factor of a billion trillion or so,
> > but no stranger than the fact that consciousness is hanging around 4 LB's of
> > gray goo in our head, and yet we know that it does. It's time to just face the
> > fact that consciousness is a property matter has when it is organized in
> > certain complex ways.

But the closing statement is not a fact in any formal sense. It
is a hypothesis/theory. Please be clear on the difference.

- samantha

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